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Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
father and his message. >> dr. king's work and his mission and his messages are important to the future of our nation. and although we have come a long way, we still have to finish the work of dr. king. this is the 50th anniversary year i have a dream speech. and so we thought it aprapo to put his words in print. so there are wonderful oil paintings throughout. very few people are able to capture him and i think he's done just a wonderful job here. >> what do you think is the most important thing you can do to serve your community on this day? >> what i think is most important is that you serve. you know, we know that the famous quote now, everybody can be great because anybody can serve. all you need is a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love. and so this day is an opportunity, every year for people to graduate. and what i mean by that is service is really about others. and we live in a very self-centered society, some would say we're very narcissistic. but this holiday occurs at the beginning of the year. so it almost is right in your face at that time of year you ma
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
seems as if dr. king and his family and his legacy is around me as of late. so it was just a real pleasure to embrace him, meet him and to just speak on the respect and love that i have for his mother's legacy and his father's and his family. >> how did you prepare for that role? because those are some big shoes to fill. >> they are. that's what i expressed to him also that their lives were so immense. it is still his life and in two hours, there's no possible way that we can distill it down to that. and even ---en and i hope that -- you don't know to what degree what is completely true or what is a lot of the fakes distill -- facts distilled into one line. i was able to express the profound respect we had as a company to bring this story to bear. >> i understand there are other high profile folks starring in this film. mary j. blige. what is she doing? >> portraying betty shabazz. there was a friendship between them after their husbands passed away and just their efforts to continue their legacy. so that with the death of these magnificent men, their legacy would not die also. an
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is -- nothing. >> reporter: really special. kind of cute. this moment we saw chelsea clinton with 7-year-old addison rose. a service project they did. many different booth are set up behind us. you have some of these celebrities and activists interacting in the community, talk to addison. the chirp were making a card together for cards they'll send to kids who are in homeless shelters, kids in foster care, and addison was absolutely thrilled, surprised, actually, had no idea that chelsea clinton was going to come up and sit right beside her making her little cards. we had a chance to talk to her as well. it's a time this afternoon for a lot of families to get together, sign up, learn more about these service projects. we are going to hear and see additional celebrities as well. there's a performance. star jones. angela bassett. d.j. mell. he's pretty good too. people are still coming out and very excited. if yo
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of office which is quite phenomenal. we had it on display at the king center so that when people come, they can see it and it certainly will be returned to the cent
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